Parody Twitter account spreads confusion among Nigerian mobile phone users

Updated on 22/01/2021 at 02:07

A parody social media account in Nigeria has been spreading confusion and panic among mobile phone users as they face new government regulations. A Twitter account pretending to represent the authorities responsible for implementing the policy changes published a series of false claims including fake deadlines. Officials have dismissed the posts as a hoax and AFP Fact Check traced the hoax account to an existing Twitter user who changed their handle.